Hi folks,

The news isn’t exactly sunshine at the minute. Events in Spain could escalate, a huge UK employer in the form of Monarch is suddenly no more and, of course, the shocking events in Las Vegas have left us feeling pretty shaken. Among all that horror and chaos, it was great to see lads from our very own 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guard rush in to help the victims and emergency services. It is always so incredibly powerful to see the exceptional skills and selfless actions of our troops in situations like this.

In other positive news, the Invictus Games, now in their 4th year, have just wrapped up in Toronto. This is one of the events in the calendar that shows our troops at their very best, both physically and mentally. We're already looking forward to Sydney 2018! Results and highlights from this year's event can be viewed here.

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Recent vacancies

Security Officers x2 Wandsworth cira £37-40k

Assistant Delivery Manager Manchester/Birmingham circa £38 – £40k

Apprentice Advisor (Assessor Only) – IT London circa £30 – £35k

Apprentice Advisor – Digital Leadership London circa £30 – £35k

Apprentice Advisor – Digital and Creative London circa £30 – £35k

Office/Practice Manager Castle Donnigton £30-40k

Site Officer (Porter) LVS Ascot

Test Pilots Boscombe Down Attractive Package

Acquisition Safety and Quality Lead Bristol circa £40k

General Commodities and Supplies Commodity Manager Bristol Circa £45-50k

Mechanical Engineers Keynsham, with travel See Below

Hospitality and Catering Trainer and Assessor (LSDO) Cross Campus Up to £28,733

Carpentry and Joinery Trainer and Assessor (LSDO) Cross Campus Up to £28,733

Brickwork Trainer and Assessor (LSDO) Cross Campus Up to £28,733

Shift Fitter – Mechanic Dumfries and Stranraer £13 per hour Mon-Fri, £16 Sat-Sun

Assistant Engineering Manager Dumfries £35,000

Managing Consultant and Agile Trainer Southeast England circa £45k + Training

Vehicle Service Technician Sheffield £22,000 – £25,000 DoE

Recruitment Consultant Maidenhead, Berkshire Competitive Salary + Excellent Commission

News round–up    

Presence of UK Troops In Germany Shapes Population In Both Countries

End of an era for wounded war heroes: MoD's rehab centre Headley Court is on sale for £30m 70 years after it was set up for RAF pilots at the end of WWII

Army Sergeant To Stand Trial For Attempted Murder Of Wife

Former Gurkha "Drowned In His Own Blood" After NHS Staff Said He Was "Asleep"

Sister of Russell Aston tells of silent protest moment as defendant admits wearing military uniform without permission

British soldier arrested on suspicion of child grooming in Northern Ireland

MoD criticised after armed police guarding Faslane fail inspection

Number Of Monkeys Used In MoD Experiments More Than Doubles

Prince Harry: Military families are 'role models' with values that are 'lacking' in modern world

Former sergeant major who applied for 400 jobs still struggles to find work

Heroic sniffer dog Sam falls 30ft down well in Afghanistan protecting British troops

Prince Harry: "I Have To Help The World Understand Those Who Wear A Uniform"

Barmy Army fire sale: Anger as military hardware including ships, helicopters and aircraft carriers is dumped at knockdown prices

British Army Hero says he owes the life he has now to being blown up in Afghanstan

Fight for Justice: Dozens of ex-RAF workers ‘suffering life threatening illness and terminal cancers after being exposed to deadly chemicals while working for MOD’

Kalashnikov statue changed because of German weapon

Polish war hero leads the way in RAF campaign to find best Spitfire pilot after massive social media campaign in his homeland

Caribbean Aid Mission: Largest Deployment Of UK Personnel Anywhere In The World

1,000 Royal Marines could be sacked to balance the books

Capita stripped of key contract running MoD military estate early

Do you have any news you think we should feature, or any areas you’d like us to cover? Email us at:…[email protected]

You could be eligible for a university degree in management

A university degree in management can lead you into a worthwhile second career. Your rank could make you eligible for an online MBA at a prestigious UK university. Even if you have a specialist skill, a university degree in management is particularly relevant as your next career path should take you into management.

www.onlineuniversitymilipol.com works with military and ex-military candidates worldwide. We pilot you through the university acceptance process by turning your Services experience into ‘academic points’ so that you are offered an online university place with LSM (distance learning associate college of Anglia Ruskin University). There is no charge for this work, as it is paid by LSM, so you can find out if you comply without obligation. We remain with you throughout your study and will even attend the graduation ceremony on your behalf if you are abroad.

The cost of online study is significantly less than that of attending university and, more importantly, you do not need to stop working whilst gaining your degree.

One of the big advantages of online study is flexibility, particularly when you are unable to commit to a fixed weekly schedule. You might even finish earlier than an attending student if you are able to put in more time but your qualification and benefits will be exactly the same. Additionally, you can start after acceptance rather than waiting for the next year like an attending student.

Email: [email protected] or see www.onlineuniversitymilipol.com for more information.

Events etc.

Upcoming events can be found on these sites for the Royal Air ForceRoyal Navy and Army – something for everyone!

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Do you have any reunions you want to let everyone know about?

Just send in your name and details of how interested parties can get in contact. Also let us know the details of the reunion — who it's for, place, time etc. and a website if there is one, and we’ll include it in our next newsletter.

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Joke: Einstein's Driver

Albert Einstein is on the way to a physics conference, being driven by his driver who looks just like him. On the way there, he tells his driver:

"I'm sick of all these conferences. I always say the same things over and over!"

The driver agrees: "You're right. As your driver, I attended all of them, and even though I don't know anything about science, I could give the conference in your place."

That's a great idea!" says Einstein. "Let's switch places then!"

So they switch clothes and as soon as they arrive, the driver dressed as Einstein goes on stage and starts giving the usual speech, while the real Einstein, dressed as the car driver, attends it.

But in the crowd, there is one scientist who wants to impress everyone and thinks of a very difficult question to ask Einstein, hoping he won't be able to respond. So this guy stands up and interrupts the conference by posing his very difficult question. The whole room goes silent, holding their breath, waiting for the response.

The driver looks at him, dead in the eye, and says:

"Sir, your question is so easy to answer that I'm going to let my driver reply to it for me."

If you want to contribute to the jokes in this newsletter, just send them in — email us at:…[email protected]

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